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Earlier this year, Gianluca stole the hearts of the nation and the professional jury altogether as he won the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the track Tomorrow co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat. The idea of the promotional tour is to spread the message of the song across, although this is something which is being done extraordinarily well with the preview video of the track which was produced by Duane and Angie Laus, commissioned for the project by the Public Broadcasting Services. The comments have been really positive by the foreign fans of the competition and one will be hoping for the best come this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.

In the beginning of March, Gianluca was invited to attend the national final in Armenia where Gor Suyjan alongside his band known as The Dorians were given four options for the Eurovision Song Contest with the final choice of both the public and the jury being Lonely Planet co-written by Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath. That was only the beginning of the promotional tour for Gianluca though because on the 13th April, he will be performing during the Eurovision In Concert held within The Netherlands. This is an annual party which is seemingly a rehearsal for the annual international competition due to the involvement of several participating countries.

Earlier today, our friends and colleagues of escXtra exclusively confirmed that the representative for Malta will be one of the artists performing during the London Eurovision Preview Party, joining the likes of Natalia (Austria), Koza Mostra (Greece), Zlata Ognevich (Ukraine), Alyona Lanskaya (Belarus) and Krista Siegfrids (Finland). Gianluca will represent Malta with the song Tomorrow in the first half of the second semi-final during this years' Eurovision Song Contest. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about this years' participation within what has been described as the biggest non-sporting event in Europe.

Source: escXtra, Kris Micallef (Image)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WmJXIR9xtw

In the past two days, the European Broadcasting Union was receiving the songs that will be competing in this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Malmo, Sweden. The design of the stage was also presented whilst Sweden was drawn in sixteenth (16th) position within the final in order to clarify the idea of the producers' draw and not give the home country an unfair advantage. We would like to invite you to the weekly Ultimate Eurovision Experience. Apart from the means of FM Radio in the Netherlands on FM 106.8 and the audio stream from the studio via www.radiointernational.tv and on Digital Cable 781 & cable 88.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.

One of the most impressive national selections to take place in the lead up to this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest was surely the one in Malta which yielded twenty-four (24) semi-finalists brought down to sixteen (16) finalists out of which the eventual winner was the song Tomorrow performed by Gianluca with music and lyrics by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek. The songwriters of the winning entry had the opportunity to qualify with another two songs for this years' Malta Eurovision Song Contest, one of them being the beautiful, charming ballad entitled Perfect Day with vocals provided by Janice DeBattista. The female artist has a lot of the resonance that Chiara is known to bring to the stage and considering that this was the first experience for her within the competition, making the final and achieving tenth place was definitely meaningful. We spoke to Janice about her career as a solo artist as well as her involvement within two bands, one being Salt and the other being Scarlet Sally.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9Ja5gOtRVs

This will be the first of three interviews which are airing on this weeks' edition of the programme which is set to commence at 20:00 CET and to run for a total of three hours. As a matter of fact, the second interview is with Christopher, the lead male vocalist of the band Takasa, which was formerly known as Heilsarmee. They will be performing the song You and Me during the second half of the second semi-final alongside Malta. The European Broadcastign Union has a rule against brand names hence why they had to change the name of the group along with their whole image. A brand new music video was shot in order to accomodate the brand new image. The final interview this week will be with Dusan Svilvar who was the first runner-up of the Beosong competition held in Serbia. Despite the second place, he miseed out by around five thousand votes which was the closest possible to Moje 3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBGpqq2LFSQ

Radio International is always keen to present songs during the show apart from the weekly features and therefore, collaborating the two ideas together will see the emergence of Eurovision UnverCover whereas tracks performed at the Eurovision Song Contest will be covered by other singers. The actual tracks will be played first followed by the cover and this will make things interesting. Apart from this feature, there will be new material played on the show by a number of former representatives including Jedward. All of the latest news is also covered during the weekly broadcast noting resources from escflashmalta.com and escXtra where Luke Fisher, the Editor makes a weekly round-up. A round up of the national finals thus far is set to be conducted by Alasdair Rendall. Follow the show through the official website and also send your requests through the contact link which is found on the aforementioned website.

Source: Team of Radio International

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhKiNf2tA04

Gianluca, the artist who will represent Malta in the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the track Tomorrow co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat will be making a television appearance alongside his band this evening. On the programme Close Up hosted by Pierre Portelli on TVM 2, Gianluca will be revealing the deepest and darkest secrets of his life with his collaborators and team doing more of the same to each other in what has been coined as a reflection into the real life of the performer.

According to the host, Pierre Portelli, the 'light hearted programme turned out to reveal a very serious and scary background story'. You can watch the programme on the official website of the Public Broadcasting Services. Malta will be performing in the first half of the second semi-final alongside countries such as Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, FYR Macedonia and San Marino. The draw is yet to be determined but the producers of the competition revealed that they will be able to make revelations by the end of this month, with the European Broadcasting Union stating that they 'want every song to shine' and thus a careful assessment needs to take place which results will be out by the 29th March 2013. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: Pierre Portelli Official Facebook, PBS, Kris Micallef (Image)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WmJXIR9xtw

In recent years, one of the most recognisable artists in the world of classical music has surely been Joseph Calleja who hails from the Maltese Islands. This is definitely not an artist one would expect to be associated with the Eurovision Song Contest but nevertheless, has played his fair share in terms of support throughout the years. In 2011, when the international competition was taking place in Germany, he had been the one to introduce One Life performed by Glen Vella to the music of Paul Giordimaina and the lyrics of Fleur Balzan. With the release of the official music video of Tomorrow sung by Gianluca to the music and lyrics of Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek being extremely fresh, Calleja took to social networking website, Facebook to share his thoughts.

Despite the extremely busy schedule that Joseph Calleja is known to have throughout the year, he has always managed to fit in a number of regular appearances in Malta including his summer concert series in which he has duetted with a number of international stars including; Ronan Keating, Hayley Westenra, Lucio Dalla, Gigi D'Alessio and Dionne Warwick amongst others. In the meantime, just last week, he was also on the popular television programme; Xarabank hosted by Peppi Azzopardi which not only ran a profile about the artist but also saw him perform live on television and to the studio audience. With regards to Tomorrow, Calleja kept is short and simple by stating 'This guy has it period - like the song the video is fresh and unassuming. Love the retro look. I have a feeling this will bring the Eurovision to Malta.' Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com as we continue following all of the latest news with regards to Gianluca and his entry Tomorrow co-written by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek.

Source: Official Facebook Page, Allen Venables (Image)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WmJXIR9xtw

Tomorrow, co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat with vocals provided by Gianluca will be representing Malta in the first half of the second semi-final in this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Malmo, Sweden. In an extremely close competition during the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, the juries spoke in favour of the bubbly, cheery entry which is bound to put the audience in a good mood as already seen during a promotional visit to Armenia earlier this year. Gianluca along with his team of musicians and backing vocals are looking forward to representing the country on an international platform as evidenced within the Official Music Video released by the Public Broadcasting Services a couple of minutes ago.

The preview video has become an essential tool of promotion throughout the years and therefore, the broadcaster has always managed to get the best possible people on board. As a matter of fact, the producers this year were none other than Angie & Duane Laus, the power couple who despite working independently on this project are known of their work with Where's Everybody. Speaking to the artist manager, Peter Carbonaro, the list of thanks goes on to the actors within the video, being Peter & Emma, as well as French Connection for the clothes of the band, Blush and Panic for the outfits of the actors, Marielle at Prive' for the hair, Louise Ann Bugeja Tate for the make-up, as well as Luke Engerer for the styling. The editorial team would like to congratulate the Public Broadcasting Services, Peter Carbonaro as well as Mediterranean Bank for the support that they're giving to the Maltese entry, Tomorrow. Have a look at the video below and stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for the latest news.

Source: Television Malta, Public Broadcasting Services

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WmJXIR9xtw

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 18:51

Malta: Video for 'Tomorrow' Out on Friday

Tomorrow, co-written by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek with vocals provided by Gianluca seemingly had a music video recorded in preparation to the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and it will be published at some point on Friday, most likely during the evening. In recent years, the music video has been a critical element of promotion and also given accolades at the Malta Music Awards in 2011 for example whilst also being nominated in 2012. The idea of the production team led by Angie and Duane Laus is to tell the story of the song, considering that the lyrics have been written in this manner.

Malta will be competing in the first half of the second semi-final in a position which is yet to be determined by the host broadcaster, SVT in accordance to the several music genres that will be present. On Monday, all of the entries competing in this years' Eurovision Song Contest will be officially presented to the European Broadcasting Union in what has become known as the Heads of Delegation Meeting. The Official YouTube Channel of the competition is already uploading some of the videos which were sent in so that people could start listening to final versions of the songs. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about this years' international showcase.

Source: TV Hemm, Where's Everybody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT8O9yNieeY

This years' edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest could not have finished with a more positive surprise noting that the surprise winner at the end of the evening was none other than Gianluca with the track Tomorrow co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat. The song has received positivm criticism from abroad noting that the first runner-up track was said to be quite dated by several exponents of the local and foreign music industry whom nevertheless remarked Kevin's stunning vocal abilities. Tomorrow has been released onto iTunes in recent days and has been performing significantly well. You may purchase your copy here.

Public Broadcasting Services officially released a press release a couple of days back issuing the full days of the iTunes release and stating that the song is being given digital promotion through Sony Music in the United Kingdom which is definitely positive for the entry as it represents the country at the international music event. The extended play has been published with a total of four tracks, three of which are different versions of the song Tomorrow including a Eurovision version, a Family Version and an Instrumental Version and last but not least, a brand new track entitled I'll Be There. The extended play is currently at number #1 on iTunes whilst the single of the actual song Tomorrow could be found at number #6 with I'll Be There at number #57. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: iTunes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT8O9yNieeY

Tomorrow, co-written by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek to the vocals of Gianluca will be representing Malta in the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest set to take place in Malmo, Sweden. The Public Broadcasting Services is committed towards promoting our entry prior to the actual event noting that Gianluca returned earlier today from a visit to Armenia where he performed during the national final which saw Gor Suyjan winning with the song Lonely Planet co-written by a member of the rock group, Black Sabbath.

The Netherlands is the next known stop for the young representative but in the meantime, people can continue to enjoy Tomorrow by purchasing it through iTunes noting that a deal was struck with Albam Records for the release of several versions which people which thoroughly enjoy and a brand new track entitled I'll Be There written by the same songwriters. Albam Records, situated in Herts, England are an up and coming company who have already taken an interest in the local music scene having worked on My Body Fighting, the debut album release of Bletchley Park. The same record was nominated for Best Album during the Malta Music Awards earlier this year and was worked upon in conjuction with Howard Keith of Jagged House Records.

Tomorrow has already risen to the top position in the Maltese iTunes chart as the main track whilst the extended play of the same name is currently in slot number #2 behind a preorder of The Fire, the brand new studio album by former Eurovision Song Contest representative, Ira Losco who is set to become an escflashmalta.com guest writer as well. Support Gianluca on his trip to the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest so that we see him rise up the ranks and qualify to the final of the esteemed event. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: iTunes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT8O9yNieeY

Thursday, 28 February 2013 18:00

Malta: Positive Acclaim for 'Tomorrow'

Tomorrow, co-written by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek with vocals provided by Gianluca will be representing Malta in the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Sweden and like all of the representatives in recent years will have to face the task of the semi-final first and foremost. This years' track is considered to be a strong one in international communities who have somewhat been praising the staging of the song for keeping it simple and just giving a performance which is worth watching. In recent days, the lyric video created by Duane Laus has been receiving a lot of positive feedback having even reached more than 20,000 views in less than 48 hours.

Foreign websites such as esckaz have been in contact with songwriter Boris Cezek, running a profile and a background check which has of course unveiled his Serbian heritage, so much so that it has been noted in several Serbian newspapers such as Blic and Politika amongst others. One has to denote that this will all be worth it in the long run especially should Malta manage to qualify to the final, which is always a stern test but extremely possible due to the exposure and positive criticism that the track has been achieving. Within the next couple of days, Gianluca along with his manager; Peter Carbonaro will be heading to the Armenian final where our representative has been invited to perform. The eastern nation will be competing alongside Malta in the second semi-final and amongst there guests there will also be Esma & Lozano whose entry Imperija was revealed yesterday. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: esckaz, escflashmalta.com

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013 19:40

Malta: Lyric Video for 'Tomorrow' Published

Tomorrow, co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat with vocals provided by Gianluca will be representing Malta in the first part of the second semi-final at the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The Public Broadcasting Services are currently making use of all of the resources at their disposal in order to make sure that our participation in this years' foray is successful as it was last year when Kurt Calleja had performed the track This Is The Night, reaching the final where he managed a lower mid-table position. 

Tomorrow has been receiving a lot of positive acclaim just as around half of the tracks for this years' Eurovision Song Contest have been chosen, with the second semi-final nevertheless proving to be the obstacle at this point in time. The Public Broadcasting Services wrapped up filming for the official video today and whilst waiting in anticipation until when it is released by the European Broadcasting Union just after the Heads of Delegation meeting on the 18th March, a lyric video created by Duane Laus has been officially published. Gianluca will be heading to Armenia on Saturday evening where he will be a guest alongside Esma & Vlatko for the FYR Macedonia. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: Public Broadcasting Services

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT8O9yNieeY

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